Come the Shadows

Come the Shadows

by Wendy L. Young

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Officer Will Harmon lives a comfortable life in Campbell Creek, North Carolina, where there hasn't been a murder in seventeen years. When bones are discovered in the old bread factory his life is disrupted but the body only the beginning. Challenges, threats, and surprising mysteries are coming and he will do whatever it takes to protect the life he loves...

Come the Shadows is the first book in The Campbell Creek Mysteries series. The story continues with Red Sky Warning and Race the Sunset!

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013147843
Publisher: Wendy L. Young
Publication date: 07/28/2011
Series: The Campbell Creek Mysteries , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 246,057
File size: 853 KB

About the Author

Wendy L. Young has been writing for more than twenty years. She writes character-driven mystery and suspense set in the fictional town of Campbell Creek, North Carolina and is currently at work on the third installment of the series.

Wendy lives in East Tennessee with her husband, son, and one grouchy cat.

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Come the Shadows 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 54 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a new author that I tried and I wasn't disappointed. I would buy other books that she wrote. I had a hard time putting it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When you think of small town America, you often think of simplicity, friendships, and loving people. In the small town of Campbell Creek, you will find each of these things, and so much more. After a dead body is discovered in an abandoned building, and the investigation is prematurely closed, a local police office proceeds to investigate the truth about the murder. With the help of his wife, who¿s involvement is centered around investigating questionable development in the small town, and the help of a new friend, the story takes an interesting twist of discovery. With believable characters, interesting relationships, and enough intrigue to make the story line appealing, Come The Shadows by Wendy Young, is a mystery/thriller that I am glad I stumbled upon. I look forward to reading more of her work.
Dovie51 More than 1 year ago
Officer Will Harmon and his outspoken wife, Laura, were creatively brought together in the storyline to investigate a murder and corruption in their sleepy small town of Campbell Creek. This investigating couple serves up sardonic comments to each other with a slice of home made pie. They soon learn while fighting for their lives it is up to them to ultimately bring justice back to Campbell Creek. The author, Wendy L. Young, delivers a plot that keeps you locked into a story you have to read if you are a Mystery Reader, but hold to your book it is going to be a bumpy ride.
MrNate More than 1 year ago
Small towns have the most interesting people with fascinating stories, and Campbell Creek is no exception! Each character draws you in, and makes you want to hear their stories and watch their lives progress. The first murder in years certainly creates a lot of confusion, questions, and suspicions from everyone. The case quickly becomes bigger than anyone had expected. The future of this idyllic place is uncertain. Who is calling the shots and what are their motives? I definitely recommend this book! I can't wait for the sequel already!
cinchase More than 1 year ago
Even in small towns...things happen, good and bad. The book keeps you wondering and is hard to put down. It kept me trying to figure out who committed the murder and who was all involved. The characters are likable and believable. Looking forward to reading more from this author.
AManemann More than 1 year ago
Author Wendy Young showed an intricate plot with her book Come The Shadows. I enjoyed this cozy mystery with it's whodunnit storyline that kept me wondering what was around the next corner. The characters were well written and relatable and you definitely got a feel for Southern hospitality. It also made me very hungry for pie :0) Overall a job well done, I'll be looking to see what Wendy Young turns out next.
FlairByMariaS More than 1 year ago
What do you get when you mix a small town crooked Sheriff who happens to be the brother-in-law of Police Officer Will Harmon, whose wife is fronting the protesters against the new and not-too-legal development going up in Campbell Creek which has the backing of the town Mayor who in turn and along with the Sheriff is trying to hide the real cause of death of a body found in the old bread factory even though the M.E. - who happens to be Harmon's sister - insists it was a murder? You get one of the most entertaining, engaging, fast paced, and addictive mystery plots you have ever read. In Come The Shadows Wendy L. Young introduces us to a a host of characters that - thankfully - have found a home in the second book of the Series, Red Sky Warning and a third one in the works. A peaceful small town suddenly isn't so peaceful any more...things start happening fast and loyalties will be tested, decisions will be made and officer Harmon will give all it takes to protect his family, his friends, and his town. Just go ahead and buy Come The Shadows and Red Sky Warning together, you will definitely want to read the sequel when you finish Come The Shadows.
rabelsb More than 1 year ago
It was imteresting though out
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good, awsome read, could not put it down. I will read more by this author. This book offered mystery and small time community along with details of the characters.
LIBBYEM More than 1 year ago
Would read another of this Autor book. Could not put its down.Waiting for the next one one to come out.
EmeraldBarnes More than 1 year ago
This novel takes place in a small town, Campbell Creek. The main characters Will and Laura have a strong marriage which is a refreshing take on marriage in novels. They work together to solve the mysteries of the towns developments which tie in beautifully to the first murder in Campbell Creek in years. There is murder, cover ups, and developments you'll never see coming. Wendy Young has put together an intricate tale, and you won't want to leave Campbell Creek when it's over. I expect wonderful things from this author, and I look forward the next installment of Campbell Creek.
StacySEaton More than 1 year ago
Author Wendy Young brings mystery and murder to the town of Campbell Creek; a small town outside of a major metropolitan area. With this mystery she brings along a set of twists to the plot and brings people into the arena of the bad guys that you would never have seen coming. I enjoyed the writing style of Ms. Young. Her characters were very well developed. The friendships, the love, the necessary relationships between family members was very well laid out and easy to understand. Will and Laura are a wonderful couple who share in the joys of family and each other even after many, many years! Ms. Young was able to keep all the relationship in the book natural and real. The plot was deep, and gave you several good twists. Ms. Young did a good job of thinking up how to make this book travel and how to incorporate a lot into it. Her ability to write about the law enforcement world was pretty much accurate and I enjoyed it. The way she ended to book did it justice and I enjoyed seeing the little bit of time after the crime was solved. It helped tie up the book nicely. This appears to be Wendy's first novel, and I think she did an awesome job breaking out into the writing world. I look forward to seeing what she comes up with in the future.
lotsofolives More than 1 year ago
A page-turner! I won't confess how much sleep I lost the last night of reading this book. The end was so gripping I could not put it down! A small town with big behind-the-scenes political maneuvering gone bad. Corruption sinks its nasty claws, but it can't affect an Officer with character. Buy this book and the sequel Red Sky Warning....and be prepared to lose a little sleep while you keep reading all the way through to the exciting ending.
LadyBlunt More than 1 year ago
Campbell Creek comes alive as a place in transition. Nothing contrasts it more than the aging veteran Will and the young, brash rookie cop Ricky. While Will is comfortable with the slow pace and traditional values of Campbell Creek, where the highlight of the day is a stop at the pie shop, Ricky is impatient to get in on the action. And wouldn't you know it? A body is found in an old abandoned factory and folks, we have a real mystery on hand. While Will grated on my nerves with his ol' boy attitude, I enjoyed the interplay him and Ricky. Will's wife gets embroiled in a dispute with developers and danger hits a little too close to home. The story was a bit too comfy and cozy for me and had a few loose ends left open for a possible sequel, but I enjoyed it for what it was, a commentary on the changing values of community and family.
gke More than 1 year ago
I like reading stories set in small towns. This one was no exception even though the story line was a little hard to believe and dragged at times. I will read more stories by Wendy Young.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't wait for #3 to come out.
constantreader-PA More than 1 year ago
I can't wait for the 3rd in this series.
mrsfozzy More than 1 year ago
Very enjoyable read going for the next one in the series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just starting on the second one!!" When is the third one coming out???? Great series!!""
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. It is a page turner. I was constantly on my seat waiting to see what would happen next and to see who did what. This book had a murder mystery, dirty cops, corrupt business men. It had it all. I fell in love with the character Will and his wife Laura. Will is a good cop and does not think he is above the law. He wants to find out the truth and bring people to justice no matter who the criminal is. I am eager to read the follow up book Red Sky Warning.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read, enjoyed it very much
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In "Come the Shadows", big money land developers come to Campbell Creek and bring a murder mystery with them. Although Officer Will Harmon is not assigned to the case, he decides to do some investigating on his own. Meanwhile, his wife pursues her own agenda to keep the land developers from ruining the sanctity of the small town and its established small town culture. As one would guess, the further these two dig into all that has been happening in Campbell Creek lately, the more trouble they find until finally, they literally have to run for their lives! This book is an easy read with a great flow. You'll find the expected elements of suspense and mystery, but you'll also encounter love of all sorts and strong relationships. The plot twists are really great as well and the ending sets up the next installment of this series nicely. I did not particularly connect with the characters and sometimes their actions in the story seemed to be contradictory to who the author wanted us to believe they were. (e.g. Will's wife does something completely irresponsible that doesn't seem to match her persona) However, I am looking forward to reading "Red Sky Warning", the next installment of this series, and seeing how the characters have matured.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just could not finish this book. Jumped around too much are something.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would not recommend this book to friend. Both the dialogue and pace were choppy and artificial in places. However, after reading 800+ pages, imagine my frustration to find an abrupt end with the "resolution" delayed to a sequel. I would not buy this author again based on feeling "tricked".